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Speed up Visual Studio 2005
Make sure Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is installed.
Turn off animation.
Tools | Options | Environment
Animate environment tools
Disable Navigation Bar.
If you are using ReSharper, you don't need VS2005 to update the list of methods and fields at the top of the file (CTRL-F12 does this nicely). Go to
Tools | Options | Text Editor | C#
Turn off Track Changes.
Tools | Options | Text Editor
. This will reduce overhead and speeds up IDE response.
Turn off Track Active item.
This will turn off jumping in the explorer whenever you select different files in different projects. Go to
Tools | Options | Projects and Solutions
Track Active Item in Solution Explorer
. This will ensure that if you are moving across files in different projects, left pane will still be steady instead of jumping around.
Turn off AutoToolboxPopulate.
There is an option in VS 2005 that will cause VS to automatically populate the toolbox with any controls you compile as part of your solution. This is a useful feature when developing controls since it updates them when you build, but it can cause VS to end up taking a long time in some circumstances. To disable this option, select the
Tools | Options | Windows Forms Designer
and then set
Also make sure you read tip
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